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Sourav gets a say in selection matters

After being at the receiving end of selectors' whims, the ex-captain now has a chance to set the system right.

india Updated: Mar 11, 2006 17:13 IST

After being at the receiving end of national selectors' whims, Sourav Ganguly now has a chance to set the system right.

The former skipper was today named in a list of six past and present cricketers who would give their views on a number of issues including overhauling the present system of selection.

The other cricketers in the list are—Dilip Vengsarkar, K Srikkanth, Navjot Singh Sidhu, Rahul Dravid and Sachin Tendulkar, a press release from the BCCI said.

These "special invitees" would "examine the present system of selection of national and state teams and of umpires and suggest ways to make them more efficient and foolproof," the release said.

The BCCI also announced that it had set up an 11-member Special Committee under the chairmanship of Punjab Cricket Association chief IS Bindra to work out ways for optimum utilisation of resources.

The Committee has been asked to finalise its report in four weeks' time.

Other areas where the Committee would look into included "suggesting efficient way of utilisation of resources and developing world class infrastructure from grass roots to international level."

First Published: Mar 10, 2006 19:41 IST